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June 1947

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILOLOGY

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(6):840-844. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520060102013

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Abstract

Granuloma Inguinale. Presented by Dr. Frank C. Combes.  M. K., a Negro woman aged 55, with a past history of no significance, was admitted to the dermatologic service of Bellevue Hospital with an eruption of the groin and genital regions of five weeks' duration.There were quarter to silver dollar size, sharply demarcated, granulating areas in the right and left inguinal regions and on the base of the major labia of the vulva, accompanied with mild edema of the vulva. The borders of the lesions were grayish white.

Laboratory Studies:  A smear was positive for Donovan bodies. The Wassermann reaction of the blood was negative. Frei and Ducrey tests gave negative reactions. The urine was normal. The red blood cell count was 3,420,000; the hemoglobin content, 8.0 Gm. per hundred cubic centimeters, and the white blood cell count 13,900, with 55 per cent polymorphonuclear leukocytes, 32 per cent lymphocytes, 9

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